What is Lusignan?

What is Lusignan?

Noun. Lusignan (plural Lusignans) member of a royal house of French origin, which at various times ruled several principalities in Europe and the Levant, including the kingdoms of Jerusalem, Cyprus, and Armenia, from the 12th through the 15th centuries during the Middle Ages.

Where was Lusignan?

The family originated in Lusignan, in Poitou, western France, in the early 10th century. By the end of the 11th century, the family had risen to become the most prominent petty lords in the region from their castle at Lusignan.

Who was Guy de Lusignan and what role did he play in the history of Cyprus?

Guy of Lusignan (c. 1150 – 18 July 1194) was a French Poitevin knight, son of Hugh VIII of Lusignan and as such born of the House of Lusignan. He was king of Jerusalem from 1186 to 1192 by right of marriage to Sibylla of Jerusalem, and King of Cyprus from 1192 to 1194.

Does Cyprus have a royal family?

The Cypriot Royal Family was formed in 1974 after the Greeks liberated Cyprus. A young Lance Corpral named Stelios who had lead rsistance efforts in occupied territory was picked by Dilios before he died to be the Prince of Cyprus.

Was there a king of Jerusalem?

The King of Jerusalem was the supreme ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, a Crusader state founded in Jerusalem by the Latin Catholic leaders of the First Crusade, when the city was conquered in 1099….

King of Jerusalem
First monarch Godfrey of Bouillon
Last monarch Henry II
Formation 1099
Abolition 1291

Is Kingdom of Heaven based on true events?

Balian of Ibelin as presented in Kingdom of Heaven has almost no basis in history. The only historical facts that the film’s Balian shares with the real Balian are his name, his renown, and his defense and surrendering of Jerusalem to Saladin.

What did Guy de Lusignan do?

Guy, byname Guy of Lusignan, French Gui de Lusignan or Guy de Lusignan, (born c. 1129—died 1194), king of Jerusalem who lost that Crusader kingdom in a struggle with rival Conrad of Montferrat.

Is Cyprus Turkish or Greek?


Republic of Cyprus Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία (Greek) Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti (Turkish)
Capital and largest city Nicosia 35°10′N 33°22′E
Official languages Greek Turkish
Minority languages Armenian Cypriot Arabic
Vernaculars Cypriot Greek Cypriot Turkish

How many battles did God win for the Muslims before I came?

How many battles did God win for the Muslims before I came… that is, before God determined that I should come? Mullah : Few enough. That’s because we were sinful. Saladin : It is because you were unprepared.